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The 10 Best Performances at the Newport Folk Festival 2023

The 10 Best Performances at the Newport Folk Festival 2023

Newport Folk Festival’s lineup remains an impressive showcase for promising new acts, diverse genres, and established acts. “Be present. Be kind. Be open. Be together.”

Black Opry Revue Spotlights Underrepresented Talent at Newport

Black Opry Revue Spotlights Underrepresented Talent at Newport

Black Opry’s platform gives historically marginalized musicians in the country, Americana, and folk genres a greater opportunity to reach audiences.

Newport Folk Festival: Joy in the Familiar and the Unexpected

Newport Folk Festival: Joy in the Familiar and the Unexpected

The 2022 Newport Folk Festival was one for the books. Appearances from two legendary American musicians (Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell) left people weeping in joy.

“To a New Level”: An Interview with Natalie Hemby of the Highwomen

“To a New Level”: An Interview with Natalie Hemby of the Highwomen

Prolific singer-songwriter Natalie Hemby traces her path to becoming one of the Highwomen and hints at a new solo album during the Newport Folk Festival.

Newport Folk Festival: A Marvelous Musical Retreat

Newport Folk Festival: A Marvelous Musical Retreat

The 2019 Newport Folk Festival delivered on all fronts with Dolly Parton, Kermit the Frog, the Highwomen and Yola as this year's MVP.

I’m With Her and Darlingside in Photos at Celebrate Brooklyn

I’m With Her and Darlingside in Photos at Celebrate Brooklyn

Enjoy photos of folk/Americana groups I'm With Her and Darlingside at Celebrate Brooklyn! this past weekend. I'm With Her will be appearing at this weekend's Newport Folk Festival.

Anticipating the Highwomen and collaborations at Newport Folk

Anticipating the Highwomen and collaborations at Newport Folk

For its 60th anniversary, the Newport Folk Festival has not one but two mysterious headlining slots and will welcome a new supergroup and may even have more up its sleeve.

Newport Folk Fest: Jon Batiste Leads Superb Finale

Newport Folk Fest: Jon Batiste Leads Superb Finale

Another weekend at the Newport Folk Festival provides some amazing musical memories, especially the Jon Batiste-led star-studded finale.

Newport Folk Fest: Darlingside’s Fest Debut + Interview

Newport Folk Fest: Darlingside’s Fest Debut + Interview

Our intrepid reporter caught Darlingside twice at Newport Folk Festival and chatted with the band about their new album and the touring life.

Newport Folk Fest: Preservation Hall Jazz Band + Portraits

Newport Folk Fest: Preservation Hall Jazz Band + Portraits

A few portrait photos from the Newport Folk Festival including notes on our awesome experience with Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Newport Folk Fest: Kaia Kater and Museum Stage Open Mic

Newport Folk Fest: Kaia Kater and Museum Stage Open Mic

Smithsonian Folkways' new artist Kaia Kater made a big splash while I witnessed many artists come together during open mic.

Time Out of Minds: Interview with Author Ryan Walsh on Van Morrison’s ‘Astral Weeks’

Time Out of Minds: Interview with Author Ryan Walsh on Van Morrison’s ‘Astral Weeks’

Ryan Walsh chronicles the making of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks and the chaotic Boston scene that gave birth to it and tells us all about it in this expansive interview.